Quadient has been granted a patent for a method allowing secure access to local resources via a web browser on a client computer device. The system involves a shipping server agent communicating with a shipping application hosted on a web server, providing authorization for accessing local resources. GlobalData’s report on Quadient gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Quadient, AI for workflow management was a key innovation area identified from patents. Quadient's grant share as of February 2024 was 67%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Secured access to local resources through web browser and server

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Quadient

The granted patent (Publication Number: US11915183B2) discloses a client computer device designed to provide secured access to local resources. The device includes a web browser that directly accesses a shipping application hosted by a web server through a communication channel, along with a local operating system. Additionally, a shipping server agent, operating independently from the web browser, facilitates access to the shipping application through a separate communication channel and provides web services to the web browser for secured access to local resources.

Furthermore, the client computer device described in the patent includes features such as direct printing on a local printer, accessing files stored on the device, and a browser session ID for authorization purposes. The shipping server agent is equipped with a web browser communication interface and responds only to requests from the web server. The communication channels utilized for accessing the shipping application and web services are secured with the hyper text transfer protocol secure protocol, ensuring data security during the process. Overall, the patent outlines a system that enhances the security and efficiency of accessing local resources on a client computer device through a combination of web browser, local operating system, and shipping server agent.

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